Member Rara Avis
I have confidence if unleashed in the human capacity for finding solutions.
So do I, John. Unfortunately, thousands of people die every day from accidents, disease, crime, hunger and a myriad of other causes, all of which I am confident will some day find solutions. Like you, I'm an optimist. Our optimism, however, probably isn't a lot of consolation to those who have died before a solution could be found.
Human ingenuity, John, is not independent of time constraints. We've been enjoying the benefits of essentially free energy for decades, a pace that can no longer be maintained. Weaning ourselves from that dependence won't happen overnight, it probably won't even happen in our lifetime. Yet, if we depend solely on our children to find a solution I very much fear they will fail. We have to give them more than our optimism, John.
We have to give them time.